The archdiocese removed Rossi from the Houston parish, but allowed him to return to ministry in another diocese after he completed a treatment program. Pontikes protested to the archdiocese and went to police in August. The archdiocese also says that it is cooperating with the investigation, and that the relationship was consensual and did not involve intercourse. Pontikes says it did. The case is significant because DiNardo heads the U.
Priest Removed 17 Years After Sexual Abuse Allegations Surfaced
Houston priest removed from ministry amid sex abuse allegation in Colombia - Houston Chronicle
John T. Keller was removed from his position and is currently under investigation according to a list the diocese released Thursday afternoon of priests "whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, substantiated or determined or considered to be credible. Patch has reached out to the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese for comment and will update this story. The allegations against Keller surfaced in According to BishopAccountability.
Priest removed from north Harris County church after sexual misconduct allegation
An Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston priest has been removed from ministry after an allegation surfaced that he raped and impregnated a girl in South America, according to church leaders. Jesus Suarez was suspended from his most recent assignment at St. The complaint alleged that Suarez sexually assaulted a minor that "may have resulted in the birth of children" in his native country of Colombia before he immigrated to the United States in to serve as a priest, the statement read. The archdiocese has since referred the complaint to the Houston Police Department, according to the statement.
Another priest accused of sexual misconduct has been removed from a north Harris County parish where a cleric was also suspended earlier this year. Church leaders at Prince of Peace Catholic Community announced during services Sunday that parochial vicar Alfonso Delgado was under investigation following an allegation involving another adult. The nature of the allegation and when it was said to have happened was not revealed. Goodrum asked that parishioners with any information about the allegation to contact law enforcement. Alfonso has agreed to withdraw from all ministry until this investigation is complete.